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NOTE: Information in relation to JCU Medicine and dentistry courses have been extracted from the James Cook University website. For more detailed and up-to-date information about the courses and programs please visit the JCU website...

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery


JCU has a two-step application process for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery:

  1. Apply online at QTAC’s website by 30th September 2020. 
  2. Submit a written application form directly to JCU by 30th September 2020.

Note: a Predication of Academic Achievement form must be received by 9 October 2020.

School subject prerequisites: English; Maths B; Chemistry, Also, applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3b – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy. Students also need to take note that in accordance with the National Registration Board’s requirement, they must hold a valid IELTS (academic module) minimum score of 7.0 in all components within 2 years prior to applying for registration. 

A limited number of applicants will be invited for a medical interview. Selection of applicants to be interviewed will be based on an evaluation of the application together with all available information regarding academic performance.

JCU medical interview offers will be released on 13th of November 2020. 

JCU Medical Interview questions assess your communication and critical analytical skills, advocacy and ethical reasoning, empathetic reasoning, teamwork and collaboration skills, knowledge about tropical medicine, motivation to pursue medicine, and understanding of rural and remote health issues. James Cook University medical interviews are very competitive.

JCU Medicine important Dates Selection Process

4   Aug 2020 

Application opening date for JCU Application Form

4   Aug 2020

Application opening date QTAC

30 Sep 2020

Closing date for QTAC Application

30 Sep 2020

Closing date for JCU Application Form 

9   Oct 2020

Predicted ATAR to be received by 4pm AEST

13 Nov 2020

Email notification of invitation to attend interview     

1-10 Dec  2020

Interviews held at JCU Townsville Campus

24 Dec 2020

Email notification of invitation to attend January interview

4-5 Jan 2021

Interviews held at JCU Townsville Campus

14 Jan 2021

QTAC offers released to applicants

19 Jan 2021

Last date to respond to QTAC January offer, respond to QTAC

15 Feb 2021

Orientation Week begins

22 Feb 2021

JCU Academic Year begins

Year 12 Applicants

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance in year 12 studies or in subsequent tertiary studies as provided through QTAC.
  • The written component of the application form.
  • Demonstration at the interview of attributes suited to a career in medicine.

In 2021, the College of Medicine and Dentistry has available approximately 150 places in the first year of the MBBS degree.

Non-year 12 Applicants

A limited number of places are allocated to non-year 12 applicants. Candidates will be selected for medical interview on the basis of their written application and academic results (predicted or actual). Applicants will be selected for entry into the James Cook University MBBS degree based on their performance at interview and their academic results.

The most recent course GPA (Grade Point Average) score will be used to rank applicants who have commenced or completed tertiary studies. In the past, a GPA of 5.75 was required to be considered for an interview.

    • An applicant’s other studies/qualifications that do not generate a GPA score will not be considered when determining the rankings for interview.
    • Graduate applicants with a health science undergraduate degree may be considered for entry into the MBBS degree beyond Year 1 level, subject to the recency and academic performance in that qualification.


The Dental Surgery application process has two distinct stages. You will need to submit an application directly to James Cook University (by filling in the application form) AND apply online through QTAC.

Applicants will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

    • Academic performance in year 12 studies or in subsequent tertiary studies as provided through QTAC.
    • Evaluation of the written component of the application form 

For entry into James Cook University’s Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree, applicants must have successfully completed four semesters at Year 12 level and achieved an exit level of at least Sound Achievement in English, Mathematics B and Chemistry or interstate or overseas equivalent. The study of Physics and Biology is highly desirable.

In 2021, the College of Medicine and Dentistry has available approximately 80 places in the first year of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree. A limited number of places are allocated to non-year 12 applicants. Applicants will be selected for entry into the James Cook University Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree based on their application and their academic results.

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